Future report: how is the tech job-market changing?

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Earlier this month, as Vice President of Global Strategies for SAP, I traveled to Dublin for the first time and presented at a national conference for tech educators in Ireland (…and I found very nice weather and good food… a nice first touch!).

The focus of my presentation was on the future tech job market – which I see as fast-changing, exciting and challenging.

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KPIs are like jokes: if you have to explain them, they’re not good

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What is the ultimate scope of KPIs? It is to simply translate your strategic intent into measurable goals and to air all the required resources to them – with laser-focus.

In my previous post, we talked about the number one fundamental feature of your KPIs: that they must be relevant. They have to provide the information you need to steer the business – when you need it.

But to accomplish to that, relevancy is not enough.

That brings me to the second fundamental feature you must have. Your KPIs have to be communicative.  Continue reading

Simply Fast

The fundamental question for today’s business manager is: “How can we get to speed?”

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Speed is key.  Even back in the late 19th century, Elbert Hubbard, a US writer and philosopher, thought progress was happening at a rapid pace as he wrote, “The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.”

And now, business is changing more rapidly than ever before.

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Welcome to Simple Strategies & Management

After 18 years of dealing with the complexities of devising effective Strategies & Management every day, I have decided to launch this blog because I want to share the thoughts, trends and ideas that catch my curiosity and will also interest you.

“Simple Strategies and Management” is more than a blog title, it’s my frame for work and life. Keep things simple, readable, and understandable.

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German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer notably wrote, “In every art simplicity is essential.” And management is no different. Continue reading